Journalists these days see it as their duty to stick their necks out in propaganda wars. CNN does it all the time. With journalist reputations on the line, they become nervous when seen to be fighting on the losing side. They don’t like to lose.
I think that’s what’s happening above. The Russians are clearly winning the current propaganda wars. I think it’s wise for citizens to not march in lockstep behind failed political cabals at this point. Let journalists go down with their ship if that’s their choice. The rest of us have recourse to lifeboats.
Journalism is not what it used to be.